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De Blasio's Rent Plan Makes Charters Anxious

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been one of the nation’s foremost promoters of charter schools. The leading contender to replace him in City Hall has a very different view. Chief among the differences: Bill de Blasio wants many charter schools to pay rent for space in school buildings, albeit on a sliding scale.

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Charter Schools Post Higher Test Scores, Largely in Math

Friday, August 12, 2011

New York City charters schools once again performed better than the citywide average on this year's state exams. But that's largely because of the gains in math.

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City Can Move Ahead on School Closings And Charters, Judge Says

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A state judge has given the city the green light to close 22 failing schools, and let 15 charter schools share space with regular schools when he declined to grant an injunction requested by the teachers union and the NAACP.

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Construction Starts on Controversial Upper West Side Charter

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A $500,000 construction project has started so a new charter school can open inside an Upper West Side high school building — but the work could come to a halt if the teachers union and the NAACP win a lawsuit.

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Charter School Wins Latest Round in Fight to Use Upper West Side High School Campus

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A state judge Thursday declined to continue a restraining order that prevented a charter school from starting construction inside an Upper West Side high school. But the charter still hasn't exactly gotten a green light.

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City Goes to Court Over Charter Schools

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The city, the teachers union and the NAACP will square off in court Tuesday over plans to let 19 charter schools take space in the same buildings as regular schools. And, like most things in New York City, the feud is largely about real estate.

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Schools Chancellor: Suit Will Have 'Chilling Effect' on Admissions, Leave Thousands in Limbo

Friday, June 03, 2011

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said as many as 70,000 students could be in limbo about what schools they'll attend this fall because of a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and the teachers union.

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Bronx Charter School Still at Risk of Closing, State Ed Dept Says

Friday, May 06, 2011

Despite releasing a round of new financial documents and education plans late last month, a new Bronx charter school appears to be making little ground in its efforts to prevent being shut down by the state's education department.

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City Charters Don't Take Enough English Language Learners, Study Shows

Monday, April 25, 2011

For years, education advocates have been complaining that charter schools aren't serving all children equally because they take a disproportionately low share of English Language Learners.

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Parents in Limbo Over Lawsuit Against UWS Charter School

Monday, April 25, 2011

A lawsuit aimed at stopping a charter school from opening inside an Upper West Side high school has thrown scores of families into limbo.

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Troubled Bronx Charter Still Draws Prospective Students

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Bronx charter school that's on state probation because of financial problems still managed to attract more than enough students at its lottery Thursday night.

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New Charter School in Ed Dept's Lower Manhattan Headquarters Will Be Temporary

Monday, March 14, 2011

After numerous complaints about overcrowding, the city said it will open a new elementary school in Lower Manhattan starting in 2012 in a space residents feared would go to a charter school.

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Parents Hope Delay on School Phase-Out Vote Will Buy Them Time

Friday, February 04, 2011

Some Brooklyn parents hope the city's decision to postpone the vote on whether to phase-out their struggling elementary school means good news.

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Study Finds NYC Charters Don't Serve the City's Poorest

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New York City has long boasted of studies finding charter schools do a better job of educating low-income students than regular public schools. But a new study questions that data.

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